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KCSC ~ First Two Weeks of Practice

Hello Lightning Swimmers and Families!

We are so excited to kick off the season this Monday! It looks like it will be a cooler evening so we will not be getting in the pool!

Coach Toby and the rest of the coaching staff are ready to kick off the 2018 season as the returning back to back South Jeffco Swim League Champions! The first couple of weeks of practice can be pretty crazy when we can only swim in the evenings and have about 250 swimmers. We will be asking for parents and swimmers to pay close attention to your child's practice times and the team activities during this time.

Monday, May 14th                                                                                                                                                    Our first practice will be a little different this year. We will start each practice time with some cookies, Coach Toby will speak to the swimmers and their families, introduce his coaches, and share the format/routine of the practices.

Several of our KCSC Steering Committee Board Members will have flyers this night for our Spirit/Social activities along with other documents.

Here is our practice schedule:

Monday, May 14th through Thursday, May 17th                                                                                       Monday, May 21st through Wednesday, May 23rd

8 & under (new swimmers) ~ 5:00 - 5:45pm                                                                                                           8 & under (returning swimmers) ~ 5:45 - 6:30pm                                                                                                  9 & 10 year olds ~ 6:30 - 7:30pm                                                                                                                             11 & older ~ 7:30 - 8:30pm

Thursday, May 24th - Practice Meet                                                                                                                      The whole team will be there from 5:00 - 8:00pm (could end earlier, depending on how many show up.) While we understand that this is a very busy time of year and there are a lot of end-of-school activities happening, we strongly encourage all swimmers, especially those that are new to swimming plan to be there.

If you can't make it, don't worry about it, your swimmer will still get the opportunity to practice on the blocks (or off the deck) in normal practices before our first meet. This is basically a "dry-run" of a swim meet, but only with our team. Swimmers will get a chance to start from the blocks (or deck-side if they aren't ready for the blocks yet) in a race format. Our coaches and board members are still working through the logistics of our Practice Meet, but we are looking to include a Meet/Event Sign Up as well, to give everyone, including our parents and our Computer team the opportunity to participate in the dry run.

We know that there is a lot going on, and for the newer families it can be overwhelming, so don't hesitate to reach out to us or any other Board Member at any of the practices in the next couple of weeks. Or feel free to e-mail us at

Have a great weekend!

Rich and Rebecca Matkins                                                                                                                                     KCSC Steering Committee Co-presidents